Firm your deep ab muscles to shrink your waist, improve your posture and gain more confidence. Do this circuit workout twice three days a week for a stronger core.
-Hi. My name is Alex White from Jumping Frog Pilates in Tenafly, New Jersey. This is a workout, we created exclusively for Fitness Magazine, hope you enjoy it. Extend your fit to the ceiling with the chest press the hands together so you can feel the pectoral muscles. Open your arms and legs to the outside, exhale your breath and come back to the center. Open again, keep the chest high throughout. For this move, come on all force. Back your feet up into a pushup position, keep your back flat. Left your right leg up squeezing your glute, lower the leg, don't touch down, open to the outside, squeezing your glute to come back to the center. Be careful not to arch your back. For this move, extend your arms out to the side, palms face forward. Hinge yourself back keeping the ribs tucked in. Rotate your arms to your right hand touches your left, come back to the center on a flat position. Come back to the other side and flatten. Stand up tall, put your hands behind your head. Keep the ribs in and back is flat. Fold yourself in half, pressing your weight forward through the toes. Rotate your torso to the right, come back to the center, keep the back flat and rotate to the left, come back to the center. Lay on your side, extend your arm up to the ceiling. Knees are back, left your hips, lift the top leg as the height of your hips. Dip the lower hip and lift keeping the rib cage in, keep reaching to the ceiling in lifting the ribs. Lift your hands up to the sky, lift your right leg, keeping the ribs tucked in, fold yourself in half reaching out through your fingertips, lower yourself to the leg and reach yourself all the way back up to the starting point. You can tap your leg down in between and we'll do another set on the other side. Lower yourself down keep reaching through those fingers. Lift up, press through the hands and lower the leg.